Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2024

The application period for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2024 is now open. The purpose of the award is to celebrate young researchers and to highlight the importance of basic research and Team Science.

SciLifeLab and the scientific journal Science instituted the prize in 2013 to celebrate young, emerging researchers in four different categories within life science. The award categories are Cell and Molecular Biology; Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology Approaches; Ecology and Environment; and Molecular Medicine. To participate, researchers write an essay based on their thesis. In the next step, the contributions are evaluated by Science’s editors with emphasis on scientific excellence and innovation as well as the authors ability to communicate research in an engaging manner.

The four winning contributions are published in Science, and all winners are invited to Sweden to present their research and meet other leading researchers in their field. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive $30,000 and the three category winners will be awarded $10,000 each.

”I believe science communication to diverse audiences is really important, and this gave me the opportunity to reflect on what I did during my PhD, and tell a new story from my perspective”, says Rachel Kratofil, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, 2023 category winner in Cell and Molecular Biology.

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2024 is open to applications from researchers who have completed their doctorates between 2022 and 2023.

”Don’t hesitate. The Science & SciLifeLab Prize changed the course of my career, put my aspirations within closer reach, and gave me the global perspective I needed to expand my network and my research purview. It also gave me memories I will treasure for the rest of my life – including attending the actual Nobel Prize Award ceremony”, says Chelsea Wood, 2014 category winner in Ecology and Environment, Associate Professor, SAFS, University of Washington.

The prize is made possible thanks to a donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Apply by submitting an essay in one of the research areas above by July 15.


Last updated: 2024-03-15

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